As part of the Hybrid project there will be two free workshops held in City Hall, Limerick on Friday 28 October.

These workshops are free but must be booked separately from the conference, and reservations can be made by emailing indicating which class you would like to attend.

Book early as places are limited.

Workshop Details:

Limerick Lace Making for Beginners,  9:30 – 1:00 (limited to 12 places)

Class by: Toni O’Malley: is a Limerick-based lace-maker and artist.

This workshop aims to teach the participants at least five of the basic stitches of Limerick lace, enabling them to use them afterwards in making their own pieces.
To book this workshop email

‘Lace as a Delicious Enigma’, 2:00 – 5:00 (limited to 10 places)

Class by: Róisín de Buitléar: is Irelands best known glass artist and educator

Lace as adornment, is a rich source for contemporary practice. Chaotic or structured, organic or inorganic, revealing and concealing, fragile and robust, masculine or feminine.. lace can be about how we live.

This workshop is an investigative project examining how lace can be used to reinterpret objects and explore the potential of lace as a source for construction and adornment.

Participants will work on developing sketch ideas in 2 and 3D,  in various materials with a view to creating a series of proposals for objects to be realised in a variety of materials and scale.

A basis in design is an advantage to participating in this workshop. Workshop is open to: designers of all disciplines, students, and practicing artists working in 3 dimensions. No prior knowledge of lace is necessary but lace experts will be welcomed.

To book this workshop email